When Making Disciples Gets in the Way of Being Disciples
16 July 2013
We’ve all been called to go and make disciples, but what do you do when you and your family are the ones in need of a fresh experience with God? Most of us know how to develop a compelling vision for youth ministry, create an..
Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers
Evangelism, Service—Or Both?
12 July 2013
Evangelism and service: Make sure you don’t confuse the two. A service project doesn’t necessarily require evangelism, and evangelism doesn’t necessarily require a service project. Two years ago I realized that I get this wrong more than I get it right. I was walking around..
Families | Leadership | Volunteers | Worship
Scheduling With Your Spouse in Mind
09 July 2013
Youth ministry schedules can be hard on marriages and families. Not only are there a million youth events and programs to attend, but many youth pastors and their families are also expected to be involved in the everyday life of the church. Youth workers can..
Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers | Worship
Summer Trips and the One Thing We Forget About Them
05 July 2013
They’re trusting you with the lives of their kids. It’s great that you spent the past month on the phone with the camp director, the point person for your mission trip, or the customer service rep at the water park. You’ve done a great job..